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- n. Plural form of ratling.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See rattlings.
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That is, they thrive due mostly to other factors than poison resistance per se although it is true that the more ratlings and roachlings, the faster poison-resistant genetics are spread.
As the last man came over, his pistol, stuck in his belt, caught the ratlings of the shrouds, and it dropped upon the deck.
The understanding eyes of his observers comprehended his intention; and, with precisely the same pride of station as had urged him to the dangerous undertaking, four or five of the older mariners jumped upon the ratlings, to mount with him into an air that apparently teemed with a hundred hurricanes.
I have prepared my Din* her: mine Oxen, and my ratlings are kilkd x and all things are ready.